Springboard Social Justice Fellow, Hillel
Company: Boston University
Posted on: June 25, 2022
Do you have an unrelenting idealism for what the world could be?
Imagine a job where you get to make a meaningful impact on both
individuals and the world every day. Become a Social Justice
Specialist as part of the Springboard Fellowship, a project of
Hillel International! The Springboard Fellowship is a paid,
two-year fellowship that brings recent college grads with raw
talent, passion, and skills needed to reimagine and redesign Jewish
student life to college campuses across North America.
You'll receive training from experts in the areas of engagement,
social action and community organizing, and learn from Jewish
leaders on how to seamlessly weave Judaism into your work as a
Hillel engagement professional. Each day you will be charged with
empowering students to work together to make change on a local and
domestic level guided by Jewish values, texts, and history. You'll
work with students to identify and act on a variety of issue areas
important to their campus.
If you're team-oriented, never give up, and truly believe that you
must "be the change you wish to see in the world," then this is the
position for you! .
Extensive Jewish education is not necessary - just an interest in
creating a vibrant Jewish community, a commitment to learning, and
the desire to make a difference in the lives of students and the
As a Social Justice Fellow, a typical day may include:
+ Meeting with a group of students or individual students over
coffee or a meal to understand which issues are most important to
them and developing a plan of action together.
+ Participating in a conversation with the leaders of other on or
off-campus religious and ethnic groups to plan a shared response to
a social issue.
+ Planning or leading an alternative break program.
+ Teaching a pre-trip service learning course to prepare students
for an alternative break trip.
+ Participating in a professional development webinar.
+ Teaching and facilitating Jewish learning through a social
+ Recruiting for an upcoming service trip or local volunteer
+ Adding a service, social justice, or Jewish/universal values
element to an existing program such as a Shabbat, a lunch and
learn, or a holiday activity.
Who you are:
+ You believe that college students can change the world.
+ You are excited about engaging Jewish college students through
social justice conversations.
+ You have a deep passion for educating and empowering others to
organize for issues of interest to them.
+ You love to connect with people from different racial and
religious backgrounds, listening with genuine curiosity to people's
stories and beliefs.
+ You see justice as a Jewish cause and are excited to help others
see this as well.
+ You thrive when you are facilitating conversations, recruiting
and training volunteers, and creating other spaces for students to
learn and develop their own ideas about issues that matter to
+ You are a master organizer who loves seeing big projects - such
as service trips through from recruiting to fundraising to
+ You are comfortable with the idea that social change occurs
through multiple modalities, including volunteering, education,
organizing, and Jewish service learning.
+ You are a skilled and empathetic communicator. You know how to
tailor your message to your audience, and bring them into
conversation about critical issues. This means social justice
language might not be right for your campuses, but change making
ideas will certainly be a part of daily work and life.
What you'll get out of it:
+ High-level professional development to help develop core skills
in experiential education, including learning from some of the most
innovative organizations in Jewish education today.
+ Intensive Jewish summer and year-long learning experiences that
will provide you with the knowledge, passion, and critical tool kit
to fuel your work building our Jewish communities.
+ Mentoring and career coaching to help you during and after your
+ A network of terrific colleagues from across the Hillel
+ Travel opportunities, both domestically and internationally,
multiple times per year (if permitted following COVID-19 safety
+ A comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, Tax
Deferred Retirement Plan, Life, AD&D and Long Term Disability
insurances, Flexible Spending Plan, generous vacation/sick time,
and parental leave.
+ A base salary of $42,000 in year 1 and $44,500 in year 2.
About Boston University Hillel
Boston University Hillel is at the hub of a thriving city of
Boston, right near Fenway Park. Home to 4,000 Jewish undergraduates
BU Hillel's mission is to inspire, educate, and empower BU students
to lead meaningful and joyous Jewish lives. Boston is a vital
center for Jewish and young adult and family life.
About Hillel International
In 1923, Rabbi Benjamin Frankel started Hillel with humble means, a
noble mission and a breathtaking vision: to convey Jewish
civilization to a new generation. Today, Hillel International
continues to enrich the lives of Jewish students and is the largest
Jewish campus organization in the world at more than 550 colleges
and universities across North America and around the world. As
Hillel evolves as an organization, the mission remains steadfast:
to create lasting connections with every Jewish student that foster
an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning, and Israel and
train them to become the next Jewish leaders.
Boston University Hillel is affiliated with Hillel International.
Hillel International enriches the lives of Jewish students so they
may enrich the Jewish people and the world, and envisions a world
where every student is inspired to make an enduring commitment to
Jewish life, learning and Israel.
To apply, send your resume and cover letter to Ethan Sobel,
PLEASE DO NOT APPLY THROUGH THE BOSTON UNIVERSITY CAREERS
Please note all newly hired staff and faculty, will need to be in
compliance with Boston University's COVID-19 Vaccination and
within 30 days of date of hire. You must upload your vaccine
documentation or request a medical or religious exemption
). For further information on the University's response to
COVID-19, please visit the Back2BU site
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants
will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental
disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic
information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related
condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We
are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
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